Chinglish: The Department for Producing Risible Texts for the Amusement of Foreigners

On my most recent trip to China, I made an extremely important discovery: all those Chinglish signs, instructions, texts and so on, are actually produced by a special section of the government’s Ministry for Friendly International Contact. It is known as the Department for Producing Risible Texts for the Amusement of Visitors. It takes quite some training to get a job in this department and the skills are subtle.

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